May 24, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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5 tips to help you start sewing with a machine

Whether you’ve never sewn a stitch in your life or can vaguely remember how to sew from your schooldays, you can be reassured by the fact that sewing is a pretty straightforward task. It’s repetitive, precise and anyone can have a go … Continue reading

June 5, 2013
by Cassiefairy
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Inspiration Challenge ~ May’s update & new inspiration for June

It’s the start of another month (lets hope it’ll continue to be a delightfully sunny one!), and here is this month’s update the on Inspiration Challenge from its new home at Cassiefairy HQ. Last month I took over the Inspiration Challenge from the … Continue reading

June 1, 2013
by Cassiefairy
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DIY adding pretty vintage collars to your clothing

I’m a big fan of ladylike fashion and, in particular, collars on clothing. I love a peter-pan collar on a dress and I’ve recently been scouring my local charity shops to find tops and blouses with collar trims. I recently … Continue reading

May 12, 2013
by Cassiefairy
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Don’t forget this Month’s inspiration challenge – vintage sewing machines

There’s still plenty of time to get crafting and take part in this month’s Inspiration Challenge – the theme for May is Vintage Sewing Machines. This theme is based on my recent experience of my trusty old Jones sewing machine finally conking out after decades of … Continue reading

November 21, 2012
by Cassiefairy
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Craft Project – Creating new cushions & artwork for my retro living room

I was lucky enough to find this set of vintage RSPB placemats and coasters in almost brand-new condition at the Shakespeare Hospice Furniture Shop in Stratford Upon Avon and although I loved the autumnal bird design straight away, I wasn’t sure what I would … Continue reading

March 5, 2012
by Cassiefairy
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My lovely sewing machine is in need of some TLC – can you help?

I love my old Seamstress Sew-Tric sewing machine; it’s the prettiest sewing machine I’ve ever seen, it has beautiful ornate panels and it looks like an ancient hand-powered machine but it is in fact electric-powered – all the style but none of the effort! … Continue reading

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